Two academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences completed the Virginia Tech Academic Advising Institute in 2018–2019: Kelly Avery, Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, and Kim Higgs, Communication. The Academic Advising Institute is a semester-long cohort program designed to assist academic advisors with enhancing their advising skills, while also encouraging them to recognize the importance of advising concepts, content, and relational skills needed within the advising relationship.